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HPC4EI Virtual Event: Focus on Materials on April 8

March 4, 2022 — The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) will host a virtual event, “Focus on Materials,” on April 8, 2022 at 8 am Pacific Time. Speaker profiles and the agenda can be found here. The HPC4EI program, comprised of the pillars, High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg), and High Performance Computing […]

Exascale Computing Project Issues Final Assessment on PathForward Program for U.S. Industry

The PathForward element of Exascale Computing Project, established to prepare the US industry for exascale system procurements and generally improve US competitiveness in the worldwide computing market. The report is available through the US Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information. Here’s a summary of the report: A competitive PathForward RFP (Request for Proposals) was released […]

High Performance Computing for R&D

In this eBook, sponsored by Rescale, Microsoft Azure and AMD, we take a look at HPC deployments in support of R&D efforts. In many ways, the HPC solution in the cloud offered by Rescale on Azure delivers an unprecedented amount of power while solving for many crucial and common challenges faced by R&D and design teams across  many industries.

Altair Acquires Cassini for Development of Digital Thread Technology

TROY, Mich., Feb. 16, 2022 — Computational science and AI software company Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) has acquired Cassini, a next-generation cloud native technology for Industry 4.0. Altair said the acquisition deepens its expertise and strengthens its ability to offer digital thread solutions via the Altair One cloud platform. A digital thread provides a 360-degree view […]

Sandia: Algorithm Could Shorten Quality Testing, Research in Industries by Months

ALBUQUERQUE, February 15, 2022 — A machine-learning algorithm developed at Sandia National Laboratories could provide auto manufacturing, aerospace and other industries a faster and more cost-efficient way to test bulk materials, Sandia announced today. The technique was published recently in the scientific journal Materials Science and Engineering: A. Production stoppages are costly. So manufacturers screen […]

Hyperion Research: ‘Exceptional’ Global HPC Growth in 2021

Although many vendor-reported figures for the fourth quarter aren’t available yet, high performance computing (HPC) market analyst firm Hyperion Research said “it’s clear 2021 will be an exceptionally strong growth year for the worldwide HPC market,” according to CEO Earl Joseph. Based on 2021 growth over the prior-year quarters of 13.3 percent (first quarter), 23.9 […]

@HPCpodcast: Taiwan under Threat from China – TSMC and the ‘Techno-politics’ of Advanced Chips

In this week’s episode of the @HPCpodcast, Doug Black and Shahin Khan discuss how global competition around advanced technologies has turned geopolitics into “techno-politics” and techno-nationalism. In HPC, this means chips that drive supercomputers are increasingly regarded as instrumental to economic and military competitiveness. Sparking this discussion is a recently published and widely read academic paper covered last week in insideHPC: “Chip Geopolitics: If China Invades, Make Taiwan ‘Unwantable’ by Destroying TSMC.” In the paper, two military strategists theorize that China’s threatened invasion across the Taiwan Strait

HPC4Mfg: DOE Awards $2.3M for 8 Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Projects Using HPC

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding of $2.3 million for eight teams who will tap into the U.S. National Laboratories’ high performance computing (HPC) resources designed to help manufacturers streamline processes, increase productivity, and lower carbon footprints. Here’s the list of the selected projects. The selected projects will use the National Labs’ supercomputers […]

Daimler Selects Green Data Center for HPC

Stuttgart, Germany – November 30, 2021: Daimler has selected consulting firm Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY) to transfer the car maker’s high performance computing (HPC) workloads for designing vehicles and automated driving technologies to the Norwegian green colo, Lefdal Mine Datacenter. The shift to Green Data Center as a Service supports Daimler deliver on its […]

DOE’s HPC for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Fall Solicitation

Nov. 1, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Initiative will issue a fall 2021 solicitation in November 2021. Here’s more about the HPC4EI initiative. Additional NOI details including topics of interest are posted on SAM.gov. HPC4EI programs are designed to improve manufacturing processes, address products’ lifecycle energy […]